iPhone 5C cases enter pre-order ahead of budget iPhone launch

With Apple widely expected to officially unveil the rumoured budget iPhone 5C next month, the first iPhone 5C cases have already be made available for pre-order.

Despite the mid-range Apple handset having yet to be formally announced, online retailer MobileFun has made the first collection of budget iPhone 5C cases available for pre-order, further hinting the mooted phone could be made available in a range of colours.

With a raft of recent iPhone 5C rumours and leaks having pointed to the plastic backed handset being made available in “6-8 colours,” the newly surfaced iPhone 5C cases are available in a trio of hues with the traditional black and white handsets seemingly set to be joined by a blue option.

Manufactured by ITSKINS, the new iPhone 5C cases are dubbed the ‘Zero 3 Lightweight’ and will reportedly add “slim protection to your iPhone 5C.”

According to the product listing, “The Zero 3 case is designed to provide elegant slim protection to your iPhone 5C, this blue thin lightweight case adds virtually no bulk to your iPhone 5C.”

While latest rumours have suggested that the budget iPhone 5C release date will follow a September 10 launch event alongside the premium iPhone 5S.

Offering further details on the pre-emptive iPhone 5C case, the product listing reads: “The ultralight Zero 3 case is designed to provide lightweight protection from scratches and scuffs. The slender case clips onto the back of your iPhone 5C to provide coverage to the back and sides of the phone.

“With the Zero 3 less really is more, this case is lightweight and almost invisible. Measuring only 0.3mm in thickness and only weighing 3g, the unique Zero 3 case is the barely there case for your iPhone 5C. This ensures that the iconic Apple aesthetic is complemented, and the added bulk is not noticed when the phone is in your pocket.

“Designed specifically for iPhone 5C, you can be sure that the Zero 3 case will provide a perfect fit. The case features cutouts for all the ports, buttons and camera, so you can access the full functionality of your device while it is in the case.”

According to latest iPhone 5C rumours, the budget Apple phone will boast a 4-inch display and line up as a direct competitor to Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and rival HTC One Mini.

Expected to feature an array of specs similar to that current iPhone 5 just within a cheaper, plastic body, the iPhone 5C is widely tipped to run an A6 dual-core CPU, 8GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with an LED flash.

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